CANNESERIES Official Competition takes place from 07 to 11 of April 2018 and will unveil 10 series from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Spain and USA.Writer and showrunner Harlan Coben (USA) will preside over a Jury composed of jury members actress Paula Beer(Germany), screen writer/director Audrey Fouché (France), actress Melisa Sözen(Turkey), composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer (Chile/Canada) and actor Michael Kenneth Williams (USA).
On Wednesday April 11, the Jury will present the award winners in the categories of Best Music, Best Screenplay, Special Performance Prize, Best Performance and Best Series with a CANNESERIES original Trophy specially designed by Californian artist Steven Harrington.
Also presented at the Awards ceremony by the CANNESERIES Digital Jury will be the award for the Best Digital Series to one of the ten short form web series selected.
OFFICIAL COMPETITION SELECTION:
AQUÍ EN LA TIERRA, 2018 (MÉXICO)
CACCIATORE – THE HUNTER – Il Cacciatore, 2018 (ITALY)
KILLING EVE, 2018 (USA)
MOTHER, 2018 (SOUTH KOREA)
STATE OF HAPPINESS – Lykkeland, 2018 (NORWAY)
THE TYPIST – Die Protokollantin, 2018 (GERMANY)
WHEN HEROES FLY, 2018 (ISRAEL)
OUT OF COMPETITION:
Opening Series of the Festival:
VERSAILLES – SEASON 3, 2018 (FRANCE) World Premiere.
Creator: Simon Mirren, David Wolstencroft
Cast: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Elisa Lasowski, Catherine Walker
Official Competition Opening Series:
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, 2018 (USA & CANADA) World Premiere.
Director: Jean – Jacques Annaud
Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Kristine Frøseth, Ben Schnetzer
Network: TF1 (France), Epix (US)
Distribution: MGM Television
Closing Series of the Festival:
SAFE, 2018 (UK) World Premiere.
Creator: Harlan Coben
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Audrey Fleurot, Amanda Abbington
Network: C8 (France), Netflix (Worldwide except France)
CANNES SERIES DIGITAL
CANNESERIESDigital, the competition dedicated to short format web series will run alongside the Official Competition on Wednesday April 11.
Award for Best Digital Series:
The CANNESERIES Digital Competition jury will be presided by writer, director and actor Adi Shankar (India/US), who will be joined by actress Jessica Barden (UK) and writer/director Ed Solomon (US). Together the jury will screen a selection of 10 world premiere short format series from all over the world and will present the award winning series in the category of Best Digital Series at the official CANNESERIES Award Ceremony – broadcast live on CANAL+ – on Wednesday, April 11.
CANNESERIES DIGITAL COMPETITION:
Creator: Marjorie Armstrong
Director: Jean – François Leblanc
Cast: Marjorie Armstrong, Philippe Boutin and Erich Etienne
Broadcast: Télé – Québec
Creator: Eli Sasich
Director: Eli Sasich
Cast: Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolét, Michael Ironside, Chris Voss and more
Producers: Tony Sella & David Worthen Brooks
Broadcast: Fox TV
Creator: Rightor Doyle
Director: Rightor Doyle
Cast: Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell
Creator: Édouard Salier
Director: Édouard Salier
Cast: Clifton Collins Jr, Ana Gloria Buduen, Daniel Amat, Surelys Maria Pol and more
Creator: Jacques Toulemonde
Director: Jacques Toulemonde
Cast: Andrès Crespo, Angie Cepeda, Tania Valencia and more
Creator: Zoé Pelchat
Director: Zoé Pelchat
Cast: Benjamin Roy, Charlotte Aubin, Émile Schneider, Gregory Beaudin and more
Creators: Annaïs Schaaff, Javier Olivares and Javier Pascual
Director: Joaquín Llamas
Cast: Maria Pedraza, Oscar Casas, Jorge Motorcycles, Nerea Elizalde and more
Broadcast: Playz & RTVE
Creator: Sameer Saxena
Director: Prem Mistry
Cast: Omkar Kulkarni, Rashmi Agdekar, Chinmay Chandraunshuh & Visshesh Tiwari
Broadcast: The Viral Fever
Creator: LEE Young -Sook
Director: LEE Chul -Min
Cast: HWANG Seung -Un, JAE Hee, KIM Ho – Jeong